High energy prices are the bane of British manufacturing – or are they? Alex Mardapittas, CEO of EMSc (UK), a manufacturer of voltage optimisation equipment, has rather more ambivalent views on the escalating cost of energy which is bringing his company steady international success.
e2v, a manufacturer of advanced electronic systems in applications such as radar and microwaves, has won a grant of £2.9 million from Round 4 of the Regional Growth Fund.
The opening of the first National Centre of Excellence for Power Electronics by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) today will give the UK’s industries and its economy an £18 million boost.
For many, autonomous and intelligent technologies are immediately associated with that recent and controversial addition to the world of modern warfare, the drone. But this perception must be changed, says Paul Everitt, CEO of trade body ADS, if the technologies are to be properly exploited, bringing massive benefits to industry and society.
The largest distributor of the Raspberry Pi mini-computer, element14, a division of Premier Farnell, has moved all production of the Linux based device back to the UK.
The Centre for Carbon Measurement (CCM) has developed a 'metrology grade' digitiser to help make out electricity grids ‘smart’.